February, the month of love! If you're crying out "no way!" then maybe spare a thought for yourself. The main relationship we should all be nurturing is the one with ourself. I dare you to do a beautiful act of self-love each day this month. I'm willing to bet it'll change your life. This month I'll be sharing all sorts of self-love ideas over on my Facebook page. In my last post on prioritising self-care, I shared my top 10 ways to bring more self-care rituals into your life. Take a peek if you need a little inspiration.
Today I'm simply sharing my favourite bath bomb recipe. It's so easy, and my 3 year old is obsessed with bath bombs so we make them together often. As you can see from the photo, he's also skeleton obsessed and looooves the movie "Coco." So please, make yours love hearts or whatever floats your boat, we used a silicone mould of skulls and cross-bones ;-) You can also use any essential oils that you feel drawn to. I like lavender and geranium as they're super calming for my little guy before bed time and help wind him down plus they're gentle and calming for the skin. They smell divine too - bonus!
We got our recipe from Dr. Axe, but modified it a bit. We left out the witch hazel & corn flour as I didn't have any and they worked perfectly. I used Epsom salts instead of sea salt. I also used only liquid coconut oil in our recipe as that's what we always use at home. My mixture looked tad dry which was probably because I left out the witch hazel, so I simply added a little more coconut oil to make the mixture a little more like wet sand. Voila!
Lavender & Geranium Bath Bombs
1 cup baking soda
1/2 cup citric acid
1 tsp cream of tartar
1/2 cup epsom salts
1 tsp beetroot powder
Liquid coconut oil
(enough coconut oil to make mixture wet enough to mould with hands)
Lavender Essential Oil
Geranium Essential Oil
Mix dry ingredients in a bowl.
Mix wet ingredients in a separate bowl.
Combine wet and dry together in one bowl.
Pack into your chosen moulds or simply roll into small balls.
Pop moulds into a dark cupboard and allow to dry for 1 - 2 days.
Store in an air tight container for up to 3 weeks.
Note: I only used 2 drops of each essential oil (so 4 drops total) as I'm a believer in the less is always more approach. These are for my 3 year old and essential oils are potent. If making for an adult you can use more. Using just this small amount is extremely fragrant already so I don't feel you'd need much more. However, I use doTERRA essential oils which are 100% pure certified therapeutic grade so I know there are no nasties in them and they are potent and pure, high quality.
If you'd like to know how to bring these powerful plant magicians into your life, see below. I'm also hosting Facebook classes this month on "Emotions & Essential Oils" and also "Pregnancy, Birth & Beyond" so please contact me if you're interested in these classes and are not already using the oils or talking to someone else about them.
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